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Published on May 23, 2024
One Dead, Another Injured in Late-Night Single-Car Crash in FremontSource: Google Street View

A fiery crash in Fremont has left one driver dead and another injured after their vehicle plowed into a tree early Tuesday morning, the local authorities reported. According to the Fremont Police Department, the deadly accident took place at approximately 12:30 a.m. near the intersection of Fremont Boulevard and Thornton Avenue, resulting in the car catching fire upon impact.

The collision led authorities to shut down a section of Fremont Boulevard between Thornton and Peralta Boulevard for several hours. As reported by Hoodline, a heavy police presence, and first responders working on-site complicated the early morning commute, and traffic snarls persisted throughout much of the morning because of the ongoing investigation. The identity of the deceased, a 19-year-old resident of Newark, has been withheld pending notification of his family.

The single-car wreck has prompted the Fremont Police Traffic Investigations Unit to take over the inquiry into what led to the tragic incident. Excessive speed has been identified as a significant factor in the collision, yet it remains unconfirmed whether drug or alcohol impairment contributed. Additionally, Fremont Police have called the public for any information about the crash, encouraging witnesses to come forward with details that could aid their investigation.

The aftermath of the crash not only heightened traffic woes but also marked Fremont’s third fatal traffic collision this year, two of which happened on local roads and the third occurring on State Route 84 Niles Canyon Road. The injured occupant, also a 19-year-old man from Newark, was swiftly extracted from the vehicle by an on-duty police officer and then rushed to a trauma center for medical treatment. The condition of the survivor has yet to be disclosed. Fremont Police are urging anyone with information regarding the collision to contact them via phone or anonymous text and web tips.